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Hazardous Medical Waste

Common Hazardous Medical Waste Violations

  • Disposal of mercury-containing devices such as fluorescent bulbs and mercury thermometers in the trash
  • Failure to identify all waste materials and determine if they are hazardous or non-hazardous waste, and dispose of accordingly
  • Failure to label containers accumulating hazardous waste with the words “Hazardous Waste”
  • Failure to maintain signed copies of hazardous waste manifests for three years Failure to train employees that manage hazardous waste at least annually to respond to hazardous waste emergencies
  • Failure to conduct and document weekly inspections of all areas where hazardous waste is being accumulated
  • Failure to post emergency contact information at phones near the hazardous waste accumulation areas
  • Failure to pay annual hazardous waste fees (LQG and SQG only)
  • Failure to document arrangements with the local fire department, police department and hazmat team for response to emergencies Information Resources:
If you have questions, please call the Generator Compliance Program of the Environmental Protection Division’s Hazardous Waste Management Branch at (404)657-8831.
If you need assistance in identifying ways to reduce your waste, contact the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD) at (404)651-5120 or (800)685-2443. Access their website at www.p2ad.org.

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